Uchiko Sasa festival

Uchiko Sasa festival

The colorful Sasa decorations, all made by hand, adorn the streets in summer.

In this annual summer event about 70 huge decorated bamboo poles embellish the shopping district. Big decorative paper balls, with loops underneath from which large, bead curtain like banners drop, produce a glamorous backdrop for the festival. The festival in the pedestrian mall lasts 3 days with exciting parades under luxurious bamboo decorations and in the night of the second day the popular "Sasa dance contest" is held. There are also events, such as sumo tournaments and photo competitions. It has been selected as one of the "Ehime top 50 festivals" over 20,000 people come every year.

Beautiful Sasa bamboo grass decorations made with great effort and care.
Beautiful Sasa bamboo grass decorations made with great effort and care.
As much as 30 Dance Troupes stir up the festival.
As much as 30 Dance Troupes stir up the festival.

Information

DateAugust 6~8 (Rain or shine)
Entry feeFree
Access10 min walking from JR Uchiko Station
3 min by car from Uchiko-Ikazaki IC.
PlaceHonmachi shopping district, Uchiko-cho
ClosedUchiko Sasa festival Committee TEL +81-893-44-2066
ParkingParking Available / in several places for ca. 500 cars - free of charge